Hello everyone and Happy National Button Day! Yep ... there's actually a day that celebrates these little fasteners. I wanted to incorporate them into my project and I knew Lori would have something wonderful. I found a cutting file for an embellishment called Shaker Mason Jar and I turned it into a cute holiday card. Here's a tutorial on how I made it ...
For supplies, I used the Shaker Mason Jar cutting file (SVG, Silhouette) and Echo Park's beautiful holiday collection called Magic of Christmas (also designed by Lori). I used the 6x6 paper, the 12x12 sticker sheet, white cardstock, buttons and twine (product links below).
To create the A2 size card, I cut out a piece of white cardstock measuring 8.5”x 5.5” and scored it at 4.25”.
Then using the file and my Silhouette Cameo machine, I cut out all the other pieces. I chose the red snowflake print called Poinsettias & Pine for the jar and the green dot from the 3x4 journaling cards for the lid.
To make the shaker part, I cut out the ovals and glued them together until I had enough to make a frame thick enough to allow my buttons to move around.
I sandwiched a piece of 2.5” x 3.25” clear acetate in between my white jar base and the red inset piece I cut from the 6x6 paper.
I glued the oval frame to the back of the jar pieces, added my buttons, then glued the solid white oval piece on top to keep the buttons in.
Next, I took my white card base and layered 2 sheets of 6x6 paper (dark green and stripe) on top then, added the jar shaped shaker. I wrapped the lid with chunky red twine and included a cute sentiment sticker to finish it off. It's the perfect card for someone special and I just love it!